This Summer, The Blues Kitchen Manchester present a series of performances showcasing global sounds from UK Soul, New Orleans R&B and to Brazilian Pop.

On Thursday 11th July, UK Soul legends The Real Thing celebrate five decades of music. The band have made their mark around the world with legendary hits including ground-breaking 1977 song, ‘Children of the Ghetto’. The Real Thing are set to take Manchester on a journey through 50 years of soul, funk and dance music.

Tank and The Bangas, one of the most sonically diverse bands of our time, will take over the Concert Hall on Sunday 28th July. Fusing elements of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul, Rock, and Funk, the three-times Grammy nominated band take centre stage with lead singer Tarriona “Tank” Ball.

On Saturday 15th August, Marcos Valle will be heating up the city with his diverse performance spanning Brazil’s most vibrant genres, from Samba, Bossa to psychedelic MPB & Beach Boogie. He has been acknowledged by some of the biggest names in music such as Frank Sinatra, Leon Ware and modern icons Jay Z, Kanye West, and Childish Gambino.

Pair a gig with The Blues Kitchen’s legendary Southern-inspired barbeque, bourbon and cocktail menus before the show with a table in the iconic downstairs restaurant.

For tickets and the full programme please visit 

To book a table at The Blues Kitchen please visit Walk-ins are available on a first come first served basis. 


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